Yep. It's been two years since my surgery. And all is fantastic!
It has been a journey with few setbacks, lifestyle changes and a sexy new wardrobe!
I got to my goal weight at 10 months and have been toning up since then. I do have excess skin under my arms, on my stomach and inner thighs. And my breasts are much smaller and with stretch marks. And no, I dont like how it looks and yes, I do care regardless of the fact that I am thinner. So, when the economy gets better I will have plastic surgery on my tummy and breasts.
I sometimes go up and down 3-5 lbs and fight that regularly. But its not a major battle. I don't eat sweets, pasta, rice, tortilla, beans, bread, you get the picture. I dont drink carbonated beverages. I almost never have alcohol except for a few sips of wine once and a while - like every few months or so. I exercise regularly but not as vigirously as I did when the weight was coming off.
Most of all I have the best time playing with my highly energetic six year old. I can now keep up with her and even tire her out! I never feel achey or old or tired from playing or from my long day as a working single mommy.
All in all, I wish I would have had the surgery sooner, but hey, at 42 I look and feel better than I did at 32.
Best to you all!